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Construction Industry Compliance Assistance (CICA) Center
Abstract: The Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center - CICA Center - has a new website which explains environmental rules for the construction industry. Also provided are links to state regulations and other resources, including links to state and local green building programs. The site is virtually indispensible for any construction project.
Source: The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences and the EPA.
URL: http://www.cicacenter.org/

Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities (MYER) [PDF]
Abstract: Designed to help contractor's meet federal environmental requirements applying to construction issues like stormwater, wetlands, spills, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, air quality, asbestos and various federal environmental acts. It includes questions to help identify and allocate environmental repsonsibility, case studies, and checklists for self-inspection.
Source: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/assista
nce/sectors/constructmyer/myerguide.pdf

Storm Water Fact Sheet Series: Phase II Final Rule
Abstract: Types of stormwater discharges addressed under Federal Phase II Final Rule; permitting options and requirements for operators of large and small construction activities. Select the link to small construction activities or other applicable links.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/swfinal.cfm?program_id
=6

Storm Water Phase II Compliance Assistance Guide [PDF]
Abstract: Comprehensive (97 pages) step-by-step procedures to determine regulatory status and compliance measures for Phase II (small construction activity) and MS4s (municipal separate storm sewer systems) .
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/comguide.pdf

Stormwater Authority
Abstract: Stormwater Authority is a place where specifying engineers, contractors, developers, site owners and regulators can learn and share information. It’s a place to research best management practices and regulations.
Source: Stormwater Authority
URL: http://www.stormwaterauthority.org/

Stormwater Center
Abstract: The Stormwater Manager's Resource Center is designed specifically for stormwater practitioners, local government officials and others that need technical assistance on stormwater management issues. Created and maintained by the Center for Watershed Protection, the SMRC has everything you need to know about stormwater in a single site
Source: Center for Watershed Protection
URL: http://www.stormwatercenter.net

Stormwater Manager's Resource Center (SMRC)
Abstract: The Stormwater Manager's Resource Center (SMRC) web site is made possible through a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The SMRC web site was funded to provide Phase II communities with the tools and techniques necessary to protect their watersheds and to enhance and restore their local water resources.
Source: Stormwater Manager's Resource Center
URL: http://www.stormwatercenter.net/

Stormwater: What You Need to Know
Abstract: Stormwater runoff from construction activities can have a significant impact on water quality by contributing sediment and other pollutants to creeks, streams, lakes, etc.
Source: Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center
URL: http://www.cicacenter.org/stormwater.html

Water Quality
Abstract: Identification of construction related water quality issues and best practices.
Source: Montana State University Extension Service, Pollution Prevention Program
URL: http://www.peakstoprairies.org/p2bande/construction/contrgui
de/section6.cfm

Water Quality Conditions in the US [PDF]
Abstract: This fact sheet summarizes the findings of the National Water Quality Inventory: 2000 Report, prepared under Section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act. Section 305(b) requires that states, territories, and jurisdictions assess their water quality biennially and report those findings to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA then summarizes the findings in a national water quality inventory.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/305b/2000report/factsheet.pdf

 


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